Our city street will be changing yet again. In New York City and in possibly other cities across the country kiosks will be installed on most city streets. Yes, something else to bump into while you are distracted on your cell phones. Those die hard cell phone users should be happy because these towers will literally be towers of power. They are called Link NYC. They will be providing phone calls, FREE Wi-Fi and a port to charge your cell phone. Yes, it is a sign of the times we live in and will be providing a service that most people need these days. Finally something giving back to the people that we all could actually use.
There are still four remaining phone booths in New York City that children marvel at like it was something dropped down from space. They are located along West End Avenue at 10th, 66th, 90th and 100th street. The cell phone generation doesn’t understand phone booths at all. First you have to explain what a phone is and then explain why it was in a glass box. The cool part is that in these four remaining phone booths you still need a quarter to make a call but then the surprise is that at the end of your call, you get your quarter back reminiscent of an old slot machine. I tell persistent gamblers to go play the ATM Machine or the phone booth and at least you are sure to retain your cash.